Course Title: Scalable Internet Architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Scalable Internet Architecture

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arvind Sharma

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.5.31

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite: 041154 Internetworking Technologies

Course Description

This course covers the design and implementation of scalable internet architecture, which includes the following topics:
Scalable Network Design
Classless Routing
EIGRP Routing Protocol Operations
Multi-area OSPF Routing Protocol Operations
Integrated IS-IS Routing Protocol
BGP Routing Protocol
Route Summarisation
IP multicast Routing
IP Version 6 Addresses

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will gain or improve capabilities in:
• Designing scalable internet
• Operational aspects of classless routing protocols
• IP addressing and mulicasting
• Route Summarisation and optimisation
• Configuring and troubleshooting routers
• Safe workplace procedures

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Implement classless routing using EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols
• Describe the features and benefits of integrated IS-IS routing protocol
• Configure and verify operation of BGP routing protocol
• Optimise internetwork routes
• Configure IP multicast routing
• Implement IP version 6 addressing scheme
• Configure and troubleshoot faults in routers
• Design and build scalable internet

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• Attendance at lectures where course material will be presented and explained, and the course contents will be illustrated with demonstrations, animations and examples
• Participate in classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of:
• Scalable Internet Design
• Classless Routing Protocols
• Route Optimisation
• IP V6 Addressing and Multicasting
• Completion of tutorial question, laboratory assessment and project to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding
• Completion of assessments requiring an integrated understanding of the course contents
• Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and practical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises:

• Weekly evaluation of your understanding of the important concepts
• Weekly laboratory work to be submitted during the semester
• Written examinations at the end of the semester
• Practical examinations at the end of the semester

Weekly evaluations of understanding of the important concepts will be used to provide feedback to you on your progress in the course during the semester.

During the semester you will be required to give one presentation of no more than 15 minutes on your assigned project work.